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Old May 18th, 2010, 02:29 PM   #14341
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this picture makes me dizzy, i cant believe how massive the new trade center is gonna be. imagine this shot with a copleted trade center.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #14342
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Amazing picture! Beekman in the back also looks very well.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #14343
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What is the purpose of this "obtrusion" in the NE corner of 1WTC's core?



I know the 4 obtrusions at each corner of the core on the lobby level are for the PATH track vents, but I thought those were only supposed to go up to somewhere in the base, not the office floors.
Actually, only one half of the obtrusion on the NW is for the PATH Vent, the rest, including the one in the pic are for MEP. The one you circled runs all the way up to the 70th floor.

MEP= Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing.

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Old May 18th, 2010, 11:39 PM   #14344
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I hate how there will be three towers in the way of freedom tower...If tower two and the transportation hub were switched, the site would look much better.

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Old May 19th, 2010, 12:48 AM   #14345
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I won't make a difference since tower 1 going to be taller then them
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Old May 19th, 2010, 12:57 AM   #14346
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MEP shafts are in yellow, the PATH vent is in red.

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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:46 AM   #14347
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http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/pr...adLine_id=1282

STATE-OF-THE-ART "COCOON" SAFETY SYSTEM COMPLETED AT ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER
Date: May 18, 2010
Press Release Number: 28
Board Authorizes Reimbursements to SPI To Prepare To Bring WTC Tower 2 Site to Grade

Adding to its extensive safety initiatives during construction of the World Trade Center site, the Port Authority has completed the installation of a first-of-its-kind perimeter protection system - known as a "cocoon" - around One World Trade Center.

It is the first time a cocoon has been installed on a steel superstructure in New York City.

In addition to making it safer for the workers on site and the public below, the cocoon will provide messaging to identify the tower so motorists, pedestrians and visitors will know what they are viewing behind the fence.

During today's Board meeting, Commissioners were briefed on the status of the cocoon installation. Last month, DCM Erectors was awarded a $9 million contract to install the perimeter safety system.

Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia said, "This cocoon is a testament to the innovations we're deploying at the World Trade Center site on a daily basis. It employs new technology to protect the workers and the public, and will increase productivity by reducing the need for work stoppages during inclement weather."

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward said, "There are a lot of innovative firsts on this site and this state-of-the-art system is one more example of how serious the Port Authority takes safety. It will set a new standard for worker and public safety in skyscraper construction throughout the City."

The cocoon will provide an added level of safety for laborers working on what will be the tallest skyscraper in New York City. It also will prevent construction materials and tools from blowing off the building on windy days, and increase worker productivity because of the projection from the weather elements.

The cocoon consists of four floors of steel framed netting and an additional 16 floors of fire resistant protective netting. The frame will be attached to the building and rise with the construction.

A series of platforms will be installed throughout the frame and netting to provide fall protection and working platforms.

At its monthly meeting today, the Board of Commissioners took the following World Trade Center actions:





Authorized the Executive Director to reimburse Silverstein Properties Inc., up to $2.8 million for certain early-action design and construction work required to bring the World Trade Center Tower 2 site to grade.

Authorized a supplemental agreement to an existing contract with Skanska USA Civil Northeast Inc.,/ Granite Construction Northeast Inc./Skanska USA Building Inc., a joint venture, for work in the southeast corner of the West Bathtub that was previously assigned to other World Trade Center programs.

Authorized 1 World Trade Center LLC, through its construction manager Tishman Construction Corp., to enter into a construction trade contract with Skyline Steel Corporation for aluminum lining work at One World Trade Center.

Authorized a Memorandum of Understanding with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction Company, which will provide for Port Authority reimbursement of up to $10.5 million for the services of its designer and contractor for the restoration of the R-Line Cortlandt Street Station.



**New pics of the cocoon at wtcprogress.com
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Old May 19th, 2010, 02:11 AM   #14348
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Old May 19th, 2010, 02:34 AM   #14349
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I hate how there will be three towers in the way of freedom tower...If tower two and the transportation hub were switched, the site would look much better.
No it wouldn't. There needs to be a tower in the three corners of the site (and the memorial in the fourth corner). If the location of T2 and the hub were switched, then you'd have three giant skyscrapers right next to one another with no "shoulder space" between them, not even room for a modest, narrow street between them. T3 and T4 are already squished right up against one another as it is, but at least T2 doesn't have the same problem in its current location. There are also a lot of other reasons why its current location was carefully selected... like moving T2 to the hub's location would completely ruin the view from the Millenium Hilton.

The only downside to having T2 in its current location is that it blocks the view from 1WTC's observation deck (well, all floors, really) of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, and vice versa, but this was going to happen anyway with the construction of high-rises like the Beekman Tower.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:38 AM   #14350
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More on the blue "coccoon":

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2010/0...lls_poetry.php
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Old May 19th, 2010, 11:36 AM   #14351
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Old May 19th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #14352
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No it wouldn't. There needs to be a tower in the three corners of the site (and the memorial in the fourth corner). If the location of T2 and the hub were switched, then you'd have three giant skyscrapers right next to one another with no "shoulder space" between them, not even room for a modest, narrow street between them. T3 and T4 are already squished right up against one another as it is, but at least T2 doesn't have the same problem in its current location. There are also a lot of other reasons why its current location was carefully selected... like moving T2 to the hub's location would completely ruin the view from the Millenium Hilton.

The only downside to having T2 in its current location is that it blocks the view from 1WTC's observation deck (well, all floors, really) of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, and vice versa, but this was going to happen anyway with the construction of high-rises like the Beekman Tower.

I thought they were talking about WFC and maybe Goldmans. Anyway you look at it somebody getting blockout say bye bye view.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 03:06 AM   #14353
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Old May 20th, 2010, 07:50 AM   #14354
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...I see they still haven't fixed that crooked beam!!
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:04 AM   #14355
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...I see they still haven't fixed that crooked beam!!
What crooked beam? :O
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:10 AM   #14356
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Looks good!

Havenīt been following this one closely, is the official name now One World Trade Center? Sounds more sensible than "Freedom Tower".
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:18 AM   #14357
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:25 AM   #14358
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CULWULLAs diagram shows the core it looks pretty high why are they stopping the steel?
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #14359
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The core is made out of a combination of reinforced concrete and steel beams (xxl strong). The concrete in this combination also adds stability to the construction. Unfortunately concrete work is lagging behind a bit. Last thing I heard is that it's still on the 20th floor. They'll have to wait with erecting steel till to concrete work caught up a bit, otherwise the construction becomes too unstable.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #14360
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